China: Daily Scan, June 5, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Xi says China ready to work with Germany, EU to create more global certainty: Xinhuanet
June 5, 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China stands ready to work with Germany and the European Union (EU) to strengthen strategic cooperation, uphold multilateralism, tackle global challenges, and jointly add certainty to the current world of uncertainty. Click here to read....

Update: China stresses targeted COVID-19 containment measures, developing vaccines and drugs: Xinhuanet
June 5, 2020

Chinese authorities on Thursday stressed the need for targeted efforts to improve regular containment measures to prevent COVID-19, combined with further strengthening the development of vaccines, medicines and testing reagents.The official instruction was issued at a meeting of the leading group of China's COVID-19 epidemic response, which was chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the leading group. Click here to read....

HK legislators pass National Anthem Bill: People’s Daily
June 5, 2020

Hong Kong's legislature passed the long-delayed National Anthem Bill on Thursday, which outlaws insults to China's national anthem.The National Anthem Law will take effect on June 12, after the bill was passed in the Legislative Council by a vote of 41 to 1.
According to the bill, misuse of and acts insulting the national anthem are liable to a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment and a fine of HK$50,000($6,450). Click here to read....

Digital economy a new growth engine: China Daily
June 5, 2020

The digital economy now accounts for one-third of China's total economic aggregate. And its further development will help the country seize the opportunities created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and gain comparative advantages in international competition. Click here to read....

Large renminbi depreciation unlikely': China Daily
June 5, 2020

Large and long-term depreciation of the Chinese Yuan is unlikely because the country's COVID-19-related recovery has been steady and arrived earlier than many other economies, Hu Xiaolian, chairwoman of the Export-Import Bank of China, told China Daily in an exclusive interview recently. Click here to read....

Thousands of Hongkongers Defy Police Ban to Commemorate Tiananmen Square Massacre: The Epoch Times
June 5, 2020

Thousands of Hongkongers ignored a police ban and staged a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4.The annual vigil in Hong Kong is the only public commemoration of the event in Chinese-ruled territory; the 1989 pro-democracy protests that were brutally suppressed by the Chinese regime are a taboo subject in mainland China. Hong Kong police had banned the event, citing concerns about the spread of the CCP virus. Click here to read....


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